10:16am

Mon August 1, 2011
The Two-Way

142 People Are Dead, As Government Crackdown Continues In Syria

A makeshift gallows with a poster shows the pictures of former Syrian president Hafez Assad, and his sons, including current President Bashar Assad.
Patrick Baz AFP/Getty Images

The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad continued its bloody offensive against protesters today. On Sunday, government forces shelled the city of Hama and human rights groups said there were as many as 142 people dead.

Al Jazeera reports that the people of Deir ex-Zor, who were protesting the attack on Hama, found themselves under fire this morning:

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9:57am

Mon August 1, 2011
Middle East

Syrian Opposition Echoes Cry For Liberty Or Death

In a photo provided to AFP by a third party, Syrians demonstrate against the government after Friday prayers in Hama on July 29. The Syrian government has banned most foreign media from entering the country, making it difficult to independently confirm events.
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The holy month of Ramadan begins Monday in many parts of the Muslim world — 30 days of fasting from dawn to dusk, when large crowds gather for an additional nighttime prayer.

Ramadan could also be a decisive time for the protest movement in Syria. The government has stepped up mass arrests as activists vow to shift from weekly rallies to nightly ones outside mosques that have become centers of protest.

"I am not going to stop," said Mohammed Ali, a 24-year-old architect, and one of many activists who say they will be on the streets every night during Ramadan.

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9:34am

Fri July 29, 2011
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Ann Marie Buerkle On The Debt Ceiling Debate

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5:26pm

Thu July 28, 2011
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Afternoon Newscast 7/28/11

Oswego, NY – The owner of Shoppingtown Mall has defaulted on its mortgage. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand pushes to help reduce unemployment among our veterans by Veterans Day, 11-11-11. And the forecast in today's newscast.

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12:12pm

Thu July 28, 2011
Latin America

After 50 Years, Cuban Houses To Go Up For Sale

In the years after Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution, Havana's neighborhoods went through an extraordinary upheaval. As wealthy and middle-class families fled, poorer Cubans moved into their homes.

Now, communist authorities are preparing to legalize property sales for the first time in 50 years, and the city's old racial and class divisions are already creeping back.

House Hunting

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10:43am

Thu July 28, 2011
More News From WRVO

Camillus Considers Consolidation

Oswego, NY – The Camillus Village Board could move as early as tonight to schedule a vote on whether the Village of Camillus dissolves into the Town of Camillus.

Helen Kiggins Walsh is an Onondaga County Elections Commissioner but her role in pushing for consolidation is simply as a Camillus taxpayer. She spoke with WRVO's Joyce Gramza.

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10:20am

Thu July 28, 2011
Asia

How Bin Laden's Death Has Affected Al-Qaida

Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and Foreign Affairs, among others. The Longest War is his third book.
Scott Wallace

Is al-Qaida planning an attack to coincide with the tenth anniversary of September 11?

"Of course they'd like to," says national security analyst Peter Bergen. "And some of the materials recovered in the [Osama] bin Laden compound indicate a desire to do something. But a desire to do something is quite different than actual implementation. I think that this is a group that that has not only suffered the loss of its leader, but was already in very bad shape before that happened."

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7:37am

Thu July 28, 2011
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Legislators Look for Solution to Border Dispute

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4:04pm

Wed July 27, 2011
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Frustrated Schumer Calls For Compromise

Oswego, NY – Senator Charles Schumer says phones in his office have been ringing nonstop with calls from constituents urging a compromise to raise the debt ceiling in time to avoid default.

As WRVO's Joyce Gramza reports, he says he, for one, is listening.

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8:31am

Wed July 27, 2011

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